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Micro-Trains Line | Z Scale Weathered And Graffiti Rolling Stock

Micro-Trains Line | Z Scale Weathered And Graffiti Rolling Stock

I wanted to pick up some new rolling stock for use in our videos over on our YouTube channel, so I looked to Micro-Trains for some of their weathered and graffiti pieces. I have a few pieces in N scale and Z, but none of the more recent pieces. Once I got a new batch […]

June 11, 2020 More
Reduce Stalling With The Rokuhan Shorty Chassis

Reduce Stalling With The Rokuhan Shorty Chassis

I’m a huge fan of the Rokuhan Shorty Z scale locomotive chassis. It’s very reasonably priced, it’s a great platform for small projects and overall it very reliable. If I have one complaint it’s the weight of the chassis, it’s incredibly light! The lightweight nature of this chassis can reduce the contact between wheels and […]

June 1, 2020 More
Adding Color On Our Rokuhan Shorty Board

Adding Color On Our Rokuhan Shorty Board

I think this goes to prove the old saying that a train layout is never really finished, even if it’s just a loop of track on a paddle! Even though this board was only meant to test cheapie DC controllers with the Rokuhan Shorty Z scale chassis, after finishing it (I thought!), the more I […]

May 24, 2020 More
Rokuhan Z Scale Shorty Test Track

Rokuhan Z Scale Shorty Test Track

I wanted to put together a little (and I do mean little!) Z scale Rokuhan Shorty locomotive test track with some odds and ends I had kicking around the house. Some track, clear decal sheets, scale palm trees and a craft store paddle, that’ll do! Using the mighty tight Rokuhan 45mm curved track, we’ve got […]

May 12, 2020 More

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LED Light Modifier | Bad Bayou Halloween Style

LED Light Modifier | Bad Bayou Halloween Style

It seems every year when I break out this Micro-Trains inspired N scale Halloween shadowbox, I can’t help myself, I have to fiddle with it just a bit! This year I’ve added some overhead lighting to brighten up our Bad Bayou toxic ponds. Not too bright, this is the Bad Bayou after all, but I’ve […]

September 21, 2020 More
Touch-N-Flow Solvent Applicator | Welding Styrene

Touch-N-Flow Solvent Applicator | Welding Styrene

I’ve been using the Touch-N-Flow applicator for years instead of small brushes to apply my solvents and it’s one of my favorite tools when working with styrene. This applicator, in tandem with MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) used as a solvent, makes doing even the most intricate styrene work a heck of a lot easier. Building […]

August 26, 2020 More
OLFA Utility Snap-Off Knife | First Impressions

OLFA Utility Snap-Off Knife | First Impressions

Once I started watching more videos on foam crafting, I began hearing about the OLFA utility knife model with the ratchet wheel. Over the years I’ve had a collection of utility knives but never really gave the quality or features of the knife a lot of thought, if it held a blade it was good […]

August 3, 2020 More

Raildig Scratchbuilder’s Calculator

Here’s a tool that can help you establish and maintain scale accuracy when scratchbuilding your next scale building, piece of rolling stock or pine tree. To show you how this calculator works, let’s say you wanted to know how large a 75′ prototypical tree would be in HO scale. Step 1: At the top of […]

July 22, 2020 More

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Trainini Magazine

Trainini Magazine

Latest Issues: July, 2020 Issue Beginning in January 2018, Holger Späing, Editor-in-chief of Trainini Magazine, has let us know that Trainini will be released in an English language International Edition as well as still continuing to be produced in German. WOW! Here at Raildig we are thrilled that Trainini has found the people to do […]

April 26, 2020 More
USB Powered Vacuum For Model Trains

USB Powered Vacuum For Model Trains

On one of my late night shopping trips on AliExpress (or it might have been eBay, I do these shopping “trips” way too much!) I picked up an $8.00 USB powered vacuum. I thought it might be a useful little gadget when building my small scenes and layouts. I’ve had it in its box for […]

March 22, 2020 More
Build A Diorama In Z Scale | Step By Step

Build A Diorama In Z Scale | Step By Step

Here’s a great project for getting away from the TV for a few nights, build a Z scale model train diorama! All the techniques and materials used here will of course work for any diorama. At the center of this build is our use of OrthoTape plaster cloth. This is a great alternative to some […]

February 11, 2020 More
Proxxon Thermocut Hot Wire Cutter Unboxing And Setup

Proxxon Thermocut Hot Wire Cutter Unboxing And Setup

I recently went shopping for new utility knife to cut foam with and ended up with a Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter… and the utility knife too! I was watching a video here on YouTube on a channel called Black Magic Craft (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Rlv-ug-mtnXuMwlpcqFgg) where the owner, Jeremy, writes “I build terrain and models for Tabletop RPG’s […]

January 28, 2020 More
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